John Lennon’s Tooth To Be Auctioned This Fall
An unusual piece of John Lennon memorabilia is up for sale. The BBC says one of the late Beatle's teeth is headed for the auction block. The tooth dates back to the late 1960s. Lennon was living in a mansion in Kentwood, England when the tooth was pulled. The dental work was done in the rocker's kitchen, and afterwards he gave it to his housekeeper, Dot Jarlett. Dot's son Barry Jarlett says Lennon initially handed the tooth to his mom for her to throw out, but then he suggested she give it to her daughter as a souvenir. He adds that his sister has "kept it safe" for more than 40 years. The tooth will come with a signed affidavit of authenticity. Omega Auctions is handling the sale, which will take place in Stockport, England on November 5th.
Omega's Karen Fairweather calls the Lennon tooth "the most wonderful and weird item" her company has ever received to sell. She adds that it's "a truly unique item" and therefore difficult to give an estimated value, but she expects the tooth will fetch at least 15-thousand-700-dollars. Fairweather adds that bidding could get into the six-figures.